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Margrathe Buttenchun Madsen, 1862-1915


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/21/2009 at 14:07:53

April 1, 1915

Mrs. Peter Madsen, who lives near Ringsted, suffered a stroke of paralysis on Tuesday, and Dr. West was called to attend her.

The condition of Mrs. Peter Madsen remains unchanged. She is very sick and everything possible is done to improve her condition.

Dr. West accompanied Mrs. Gabriel, Mrs. Peter Madsen and Mrs. Hans Morritson of Ringsted and Mrs. Jake Bervin of Halfa, to Rochester, Tuesday of last week. The above named ladies all underwent examinations and the two from Ringsted remained for operations, the others returning Thursday. While in Rochester Dr. West attended the operating clinics.

Mrs. Peter Madsen Dead.

Last Thursday this community was shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Peter Madsen. It was not entirely unexpected as she had been so seriously sick for several weeks following the stroke of paralysis she had received, but all were hoping that she would recover in a short time. It is only a year since her fine new home in Ringsted was completed and she moved in from the farm to make a home for her daughters in town in order that they might have the opportunity of attending our public schools. Last fall her youngest daughter was suddenly called to the great beyond while Mrs. Madsen was receiving treatment at Rochester, Minn. This was a great shock to her and it is possible that this hastened her end. Mrs. Madsen has been a good Christian woman and an excellent mother and has born her many trails nobly. She will be missed, not only in her home, but by every friend and acquaintance.

Following is her obituary which Rev. Miller has kindly furnished.

Mrs. Peter Madsen's maiden name was Marie Margrathe Buttenchun. She was born January 3, 1862 in Gammelby, Southern Jylland, Denmark, and baptized and confirmed at the same place. In the year 1882 in her eighteenth summer, she left her home and came to America and traveled west until she reached Council Bluffs where she found relatives, and where she was engaged in domestic work for several years. She was married to Peter Madsen on Sept. 28, 1888, and to this union was born eight children, three of whom are already at the eternal shore and five, Herman, John, Nora, Sophia and Agnes, are well known in Ringsted as they are with us now and are mourning for a kind and dutiful mothers care. For 25 years they lived in this vicinity. Mr. Madsen died five years ago. Mrs. Madsenís suffering has been long and severe since her husbandís death, but she passed away Thursday evening at 10 oíclock longing for her beloved ones which have gone before and saying "Jesus is with me, now I am well."

The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the St. Paul's Church and were so largely attended that the church was not large enough to house them all. the body was laid in itís last resting place at the church cemetery east of town. Rev. Miller conducted the services and spoke words of comfort to the sorrowing relatives and friends.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank those who helped us during the sickness and death of our beloved mother and for the many beautiful floral offerings and also Rev. Miller for the words of comfort spoken in our time of sorrow. These many kindnesses will never be forgotten.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Madsen
Nora, Sophie, Agnes, and John Madsen

Contributed by: Esther Tripp. Source: Unknown newspaper.


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